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04.18.07

Local Daycare Found Negligent

A state investigation into the role one local day care played in sexual abuse charges against one of its workers is now completed.

Newschannel10's Tina Berasley brings us the details of the case. The probe into the Hagy day care center stems from charges a worker sexually abused a three year old child there last November. 

The Child Care Licensing Division of Family Protective Services found the school did not meet the legal requirement to prevent the children in their care from being abused. The state agency says they notified the school by letter last week, but they have decided not to take any further action against the daycare.

Spokesman Greg Cunningham said "In this circumstance given the daycare's history and the nature of the allegation, we got together and decided it wasn't necessary to suspend or revoke a license, that there were other ways to be sure this type of thing didn't happen again. At this point this finding just ends the appeals process for the facility but it doesn't change their status". 

Cunningham says a second hearing in January did relieve the school of charges that they did not file a background check on the employee. He added, details about their case against the employee are sealed.

To find out how to check the record of daycare schools in your area visit the Texas Department of Family and Protective Service's website at      http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/default.asp

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